WhiteCross Moves Data Reporting and Analysis to Linux Platform

WhiteCross Ports MPP Server to Take Advantage of Open Source System



May 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from WhiteCross Systems

    BRACKNELL, England, and SAN FRANCISCO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteCross
 Systems, a leading service provider of reporting and analytical solutions,
 today announced its move to Linux as its Operating System (OS), replacing
 LynxOS. Now WhiteCross is able to see the OS source code and potentially
 modify it to enhance performance when and where required.
     There are a vast number of people carrying out development applications
 for Linux, so WhiteCross benefits in receiving excellent support, minimal cost
 and quality development openly available. The Linux platform also supports
 more RAM per rack so that WhiteCross can provide more capacity for new and
 existing customer's data analysis.
     The decision to port the operating system to Linux further demonstrates
 WhiteCross' commitment to building world-class infrastructures for analytics.
 WhiteCross is using Linux for its Data Exploration Server, a proprietary,
 two-tiered system that is massively parallel and can scale to meet any client
 requirements.  Unlike optimization, indexes or other performance-enhancing
 techniques that some database administrators use, the WX/DES is able to run
 data analyses continuously, even during concurrent loading operation, and
 thereby eliminate for customers the lengthy analysis cycle that is
 traditionally associated with receiving business-critical updated reports.
     Doc Searls, senior editor at Linux Journal said:  "Linux is an ideal
 operating system platform for data reporting and analysis. It increases
 functionality and efficiency, lowers development time and costs, and vastly
 lowers the threshold of implementation."
     "There are many benefits to running our Data Exploration Server on a Linux
 platform," said Roger Gaskell, Director of System Development & Production for
 WhiteCross Systems. "They are mainly of an internal nature, but indirectly
 enable us to provide our customers with greater capacity and more efficient
 maintenance of the server to maintain the data analysis services we provide to
 customers 24 hours a day."
     Additionally, running the WhiteCross DES on Linux enables the company to
 enhance its technical support efforts.  Changes to code can be handled
 in-house for increased development efficiencies resulting in a faster time to
 market advantage.
 
     About WhiteCross Systems
     WhiteCross Systems is a leading provider of business and customer
 intelligence solutions.  WhiteCross provides critical infrastructure services
 for companies interested in receiving timely and customized data analysis in
 order to strengthen customer relationships, as well as managing the health and
 outlook of their businesses.  The outsourced services include automated,
 tailored and supported data feeds for line-of-business executives; and
 reporting and analytical CRM applications that enable organisations to make
 more informed decisions.  WhiteCross' reporting and analytical technology,
 partnered with its consulting services help companies increase revenue,
 earnings and profits, while cutting costs on internal IT operations.  The
 company specializes in providing its technology, expertise and actionable
 insights to premier media, e-business, telco and IP Services companies.
 WhiteCross Systems has headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., USA; and
 Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom.  For more information, visit the
 WhiteCross Systems website www.whitecross.com.
 
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    BRACKNELL, England, and SAN FRANCISCO, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- WhiteCross
 Systems, a leading service provider of reporting and analytical solutions,
 today announced its move to Linux as its Operating System (OS), replacing
 LynxOS. Now WhiteCross is able to see the OS source code and potentially
 modify it to enhance performance when and where required.
     There are a vast number of people carrying out development applications
 for Linux, so WhiteCross benefits in receiving excellent support, minimal cost
 and quality development openly available. The Linux platform also supports
 more RAM per rack so that WhiteCross can provide more capacity for new and
 existing customer's data analysis.
     The decision to port the operating system to Linux further demonstrates
 WhiteCross' commitment to building world-class infrastructures for analytics.
 WhiteCross is using Linux for its Data Exploration Server, a proprietary,
 two-tiered system that is massively parallel and can scale to meet any client
 requirements.  Unlike optimization, indexes or other performance-enhancing
 techniques that some database administrators use, the WX/DES is able to run
 data analyses continuously, even during concurrent loading operation, and
 thereby eliminate for customers the lengthy analysis cycle that is
 traditionally associated with receiving business-critical updated reports.
     Doc Searls, senior editor at Linux Journal said:  "Linux is an ideal
 operating system platform for data reporting and analysis. It increases
 functionality and efficiency, lowers development time and costs, and vastly
 lowers the threshold of implementation."
     "There are many benefits to running our Data Exploration Server on a Linux
 platform," said Roger Gaskell, Director of System Development & Production for
 WhiteCross Systems. "They are mainly of an internal nature, but indirectly
 enable us to provide our customers with greater capacity and more efficient
 maintenance of the server to maintain the data analysis services we provide to
 customers 24 hours a day."
     Additionally, running the WhiteCross DES on Linux enables the company to
 enhance its technical support efforts.  Changes to code can be handled
 in-house for increased development efficiencies resulting in a faster time to
 market advantage.
 
     About WhiteCross Systems
     WhiteCross Systems is a leading provider of business and customer
 intelligence solutions.  WhiteCross provides critical infrastructure services
 for companies interested in receiving timely and customized data analysis in
 order to strengthen customer relationships, as well as managing the health and
 outlook of their businesses.  The outsourced services include automated,
 tailored and supported data feeds for line-of-business executives; and
 reporting and analytical CRM applications that enable organisations to make
 more informed decisions.  WhiteCross' reporting and analytical technology,
 partnered with its consulting services help companies increase revenue,
 earnings and profits, while cutting costs on internal IT operations.  The
 company specializes in providing its technology, expertise and actionable
 insights to premier media, e-business, telco and IP Services companies.
 WhiteCross Systems has headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., USA; and
 Bracknell, Berkshire, United Kingdom.  For more information, visit the
 WhiteCross Systems website www.whitecross.com.
 
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